Dr. Yarish, of Yarish Plastic Surgery, sees hundreds of men and women from the Houston area each year who want to know more about having a facelift procedure. After all, the hands of time slow down for no one! One question many of his patients have concerns what they can do to have long-lasting results from their facelift. And as one of Houston’s leading plastic surgeons, Dr. Yarish is the perfect professional to ask. He has been serving the Houston area since 1988 and is double-board certified. With his years of experience and artistic skill, Dr. Yarish is able to provide his patients with beautiful, natural-looking results every time. If you are considering a facelift procedure, there are 4 things you can do to help you have the long-lasting results you want.
1. Avoid too much sun exposure after your facelift. In the weeks following your facelift procedure, your facial skin will be very sensitive. It is important that you use sunscreen daily to protect your face. For women in the Houston area, it is a good idea to wear sunscreen under your makeup, but also be sure your foundation includes SPF as well. If you need to be outside in the sun for an extended amount of time, consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat for added protection.
2. Use retinoid cream after your facelift. Dr. Yarish recommends his patients use retinoid cream to help keep your face looking young after your facelift procedure. Retinoid cream promotes faster skin cell turnover and prevents the buildup of dead skin cells in the pores. However, some Houston men and women find that they are sensitive to retinoid cream; therefore, over-the-counter retinol cream may be the best option. The main difference between the two is that retinol is much weaker than prescription-strength retinoid cream, such as Retin-A.
3. Maintain a healthy lifestyle after your facelift. Not only should you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine for the benefit of your overall health, but you should also reduce your alcohol and nicotine intake, too. What goes into your body is as important in keeping your skin looking healthy as what you put on it. And avoiding smoking or other nicotine use is one of the best things you can do to keep your facelift results looking good for a long time. Not only is smoking bad for your overall health, but smoking reduces the body’s natural ability to heal and rejuvenate skin cells; therefore, the aging process is rapidly increased in patients who smoke.
4. Use non-invasive cosmetic procedures as “touch-ups” to keep your results looking top-notch after your facelift. The results from a facelift procedure don’t last a lifetime. That’s because the natural process of aging doesn’t stop just because you had a facelift. You will continue to age, and your face will eventually start to show those telltale signs of aging again. You can help maintain your facelift results over the years by visiting Yarish Plastic Surgery for non-surgical cosmetic touch-ups, such as Botox and Juvederm.
Give Yarish Plastic Surgery A Call Today
Now that you know some key ways to increase the longevity of your facelift procedure, why wait to visit with Dr. Yarish? During your initial consultation at his office, he will attentively listen to your concerns, wants and desires and create a personalized treatment plan just for you. Your overall health and well-being are his ultimate concern, and being satisfied with the person you see staring back at you in the mirror is part of that well-being.
Call the office of Dr. Yarish today at (713) 467-0146 to schedule an appointment for your facelift procedure.